October 6, 2001
PASSON -- BRANDT Alicia Passon and Michael Brandt exchanged wedding vows at Villa Del Sol D'Oro, with the Rev. Robert Spurgeon officiating. The bride is the daughter of Linda and James Passon of La Crescenta. The groom is the son of Victoria Brandt of Charleston, S.C., and Gary Brandt of Virginia Beach, Va. The maid of honor was Erica Passon. The bridesmaids were ShayLynn Kelly, Sabrena Incrocci, Elizabeth Root, and Melissa Brandt. The best man was Daniel Brandt.
July 28, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH SoundMoves Recording Studios will give unsigned artists a chance to be heard by top music industry professionals as the grand prize of its upcoming contest. The winner will get to track, mix and master one song at the Burbank recording studio (a $4,800 value) and receive 1,000 packaged CDs (a $850 value), and a documentary video of the session (a $2,000 value). This free contest is the idea of SoundMoves founder and engineer Michael Woodrum.
May 19, 2007
BURBANK — Substitute teachers in the Burbank Unified School District can expect to be paid a bit more money for their services starting in August. The school board on Thursday approved a 7% pay raise for all substitutes who serve in Burbank schools. The increase would amount to about $105,000 more a year for the district to spend on these part-time services, according to a district report. Substitute teaching positions in the district have not received a compensation boost for seven years, so district administrators felt it was the right time to give them an extra boost, said Gabe Soumakian, assistant superintendent of human resources.
December 2, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- With a seat on the City Council up for grabs, a broad field of candidates filed paperwork to run for elected offices on Feb. 27. With Mayor Bill Wiggins heading into retirement from civic service, council members Dave Golonski and Stacey Murphy will face off against the group of challengers. The formal list of candidates was cemented Friday, as a filing period that began Nov. 3 came to a close. Those with second thoughts about running can still pull the plug by retracting filed paperwork by 5 p.m. Monday.
December 30, 2000
Attorney Stepan Baghdassarian was recently elected to the board of directors of the Friends of the UCLA Armenian Language and Culture Studies program as a member of the executive committee. Baghdassarian will be a representative of the Armenian Studies Program, spearhead board initiatives, coordinate programs at the university conferences, propose and execute plans and lectures, organize cultural and intellectual events for the community and direct fund-raising efforts.
September 27, 2006
Mommies and their children raised their punch cups and toasted their favorite ladybug, Sallie Thomas , during her retirement party Sunday. Thomas is completing 30 years as director of the nursery school at the First United Methodist Church. The nursery schoolchildren had stamped 3,000 lady bugs, her favorite critter, on posters around the room, representing the number of children she has taught during her tenure. Thomas brought her eldest son to the nursery school back in 1974, church pastor, the Rev. Greg Batson , told the roomful of well-wishers in Trevor Hall.
October 30, 2004
Historical Society Tea brings back memories Guests caught a glimpse of what life might have been like on a Saturday afternoon back in the early 1900s at the old Santa Rosa Hotel when the Burbank Historical Society presented its Antique Clothing Fashion Show and Tea on Oct. 16. More than 70 society members and guests sipped tea while tasting finger sandwiches and scones on the patio of the Mentzer House at the...
September 21, 2012
More than 150 seventh- and eighth-grade students at Jordan Middle School were given a new task this week: to write and draw a three-minute animated cartoon. A panel of teachers and parents will select the best entry this spring and Cartoon Network will produce the winning cartoon. On Wednesday, Cartoon Network animator Dave Smith shared his career path and a few tips for success in animation. “Write what you know, write what you feel. Write what interests you,” Smith said.
December 11, 2011
Lillian Hughes reveres the written word, so much so that the fifth-grade Stevenson Elementary School student often spends the lunch hour hunkered down with pencil and paper. “She loves to write, she would rather write than do almost anything,” said her teacher, Ann Marie Golding. _____________ FOR THE RECORD: This article incorrectly spells Ann Marie Goulding's name. _______________ Now, 10-year-old Lillian is working with a team of Cartoon Network artists to bring her latest book, “Mr.
October 2, 2009
Sidewalk Studio Theatre’s production of “The Crossing” exemplifies why “black box” theater can offer the best of live drama, starting with a funny, precise performance by author-actress Rachel Ogilvy. She is so nuanced, so pitch-perfect, you can believe the voices of all the different characters she plays while quietly discovering the inner integrity and suffocating sadness of Rose, our narrator. Add to it an Equity-waiver venue that is so intimate, you can see an actor’s pupils dilate in orchestration with the action’s intensity.